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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia recorded nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, a new record health officials attributed to spread of the disease over the holidays.—InsideNOVA• Capitol Square in downtown Richmond is locked down ahead of a planned pro-gun caravan today. Organizers...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam said that under new vaccination guidelines anyone 65 or older is now eligible to receive a shot, expanding the current phase of the state’s inoculation plan to about half of the population.—Associated Press• “More than 70%...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Federal authorities arrested the two Rocky Mount police officers who shared selfies of themselves inside the U.S. Capitol during the pro-Trump riot last week. They are charged with entering a restricted building without authority and knowingly engaging in conduct...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Officials are planning to close Capitol Square amid tensions over the possibility of more armed right-wing protests. "Frankly, at this point, we’re on high alert from now right up to Inauguration Day."—Richmond Times-Dispatch• The presence of two Rocky...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The trade group representing Virginia hospitals asked Gov. Ralph Northam to consider imposing further coronavirus restrictions to relieve pressure on health care providers amid a spike in cases. “It’s the urgency of preventing Virginia hospitals from getting to...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Two Rocky Mount police officers have been placed on leave after photographs circulated showing them among the pro-Trump mob inside the U.S. Capitol. The men insist they did nothing illegal. One wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post that “CNN...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office while GOP members of the delegation continue to defend their efforts to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s clear electoral victory.—Virginian-Pilot, WVTF• At least two...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Video showed Virginia State Police troopers and Arlington County police in riot gear defending the U.S. Capitol.—ARLnow• After lawmakers resumed their work, there was a brief confrontation on the House floor when Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, objected to a Democratic...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Health officials in Richmond say they expect to begin vaccinating people over 75 and essential workers like grocery store clerks and teachers next month. In Roanoke, officials say they will have wrapped up efforts to vaccinate eligible health care...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia expects to deliver coronavirus vaccines to more than 1,400 nursing homes in the coming weeks. So far, just 20 percent of the 450,000 doses the state has received have been administered, according to state data.—Associated Press, Richmond Times-Dispatch• “More than...